Full casting has been announced for Rona Munro’s upcoming stage adaptation of CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN, heading out on a UK tour in 2019.
Alex Mugnaioni plays the titular Captain Corelli alongside Madison Clare as Pelagia, Fred Fergus as Francesco and Joseph Long as Dr Iannis in the principal roles. The actors will be joined by: Graeme Dalling as Soldier, Ryan Donaldson as Carlo, Ashley Gayle as Mandras, Eliot Giuralarocca as Priest, Luisa Guerreiro as Goat, Kezrena James as Lemoni, Eve Polycarpou as Drosoula, John Sandeman as Soldier, Stewart Scudamore as Velisarios, Kate Spencer as Günter and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina.
The new production is Rona Munro’s stage adaptation of Louis de Bernières’ award-winning 1994 novel CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN. Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia, the play follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his strong willed daughter Pelagia and an Italian Captain Antonio Corelli during the Italian and German occupation of the island in World War Two. A film adaptation of the novel was released in 2001 starring Nicolas Cage and and Penélope Cruz.
The production will be directed by Olivier nominee Melly Still and features set and costume design by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound by Jon Nicholls, projections by Dom Baker for OD Vision and original music by Harry Blake.
Co-produced by Rose Theatre Kingston, Neil Laidlaw Productions and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN opens at Leicester Curve on 13th April and will then tour to Rose Theatre Kingston, Theatre Royal Bath, Birmingham Rep, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Glasgow Theatre Royal.